NAMM 2007: Korg Introduces New Range of Tuners and Metronomes.
Korg has announced new Tuners at this year's WInter NAMM, which will certainly prove to be as popular as the previous models. Here they are:
From left: the DT-4 Chromatic Tuner, the GT-4 Guitar Tuner
DT-4 Chromatic Tuner
The DT-4 is a unique style of chromatic tuner in which LEDs around its circumference indicate how close the input pitch is to the note name displayed in the center. In spite of its compact size (fits in the palm of your hand), the illuminated circumference and large note name display provide excellent visibility, allowing high-precision tuning over a range of A0 (27.50 Hz)--C8 (4186.01 Hz).
The DT-4 is designed for easy operation, with switches located for effortless operation when held in the palm of your hand.
It also features Mirror mode - a new concept of tuning found only in the new Korg models. When the two green LED’s at the lower left and right coincide, you're perfectly tuned. The bright green LED will move to the right of center if the input pitch is sharp, or to the left if it is flat. The distance between the bright green and dim green LED’s indicate the distance to perfect tuning
GT4 Guitar & Bass Tuner
The GT-4 is a dedicated guitar/bass tuner that automatically detects an instruments pitch which offers simple operation. With a large note name display in the center and red LEDs that rotate in a circular pattern, it is a revolutionary tuner with superb visibility.
Useful for dropped tunings, Quinta-flat tuning mode lets you calibrate the GT-4 from one to five semitones below standard pitch.
The GT-4 is designed for easy operation, with switches located for effortless operation when held in the palm of your hand. It also features Mirror mode, like the DT-4.
From left: the LCA 120 Tuner, the LMA 120 Metronome
LCA120 Chromatic Tuner
The LCA-120 features an extra large backlit LCD which offers an easily visible meter area, while the display contains convenient tuning functions for accurate tuning as well as numerous functions that are helpful for lessons.
The flip top design allows you to close the LCA-120 to protect the LCD, while also making the unit compact for convenient transport. Closing the tuner will also turn off the power automatically, preserving battery life. When tuning, the backlight will automatically turn on when sound is detected.
Focus Tune mode allows even more precise tuning within a range of +/-10 cents.
If you select this mode, the display meter will switch to indicate a +/-10 cent range when the note reaches +/-10 cents of the correct pitch. This allows the pitch difference to be shown over a finer range, facilitating final adjustments for more accurate tuning.
LMA120 Digital Metronome
Taking advantage of the extra large LCD, the LMA-120 provides a unique Korg tempo display method --- a newly-developed "Conducting Motion" display in which three bars move in a way similar to a conductor's baton. This is a revolutionary new method of indicating the tempo, in which accelerating motion lets you feel the tempo in a natural musical way. Normally, you keep tempo by listening to the metronome, but the LMA-120 provides a large Conducting Motion Display to visually show the tempo as well.
Alternatively, you can use an L/R movement display in which the meter moves left and right like a conventional metronome, or you can use the L/R movement simultaneously with the conducting motion display, giving you three display modes to choose from.
By combining ten types of beats (0-9) and six types of rhythms (quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, triplets with the middle note omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with the middle notes omitted), you can set up rhythms suitable for practicing a wide range of songs and styles.
In addition, the tempo can be specified in one of three ways. You can use “Full Step” mode to adjust the tempo in a range of 30 to 252 (in increments of 1 BPM), “Pendulum Step” mode to set the tempo to the same values available on a mechanical metronome, or repeatedly press the TAP switch in time with the desired tempo.
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